Mathura: The sacred land where Lord Krishna was born

  • Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

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    Nestled in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh lies Mathura, where thousands of devotees flock to worship the Hindu deity, Krishna. This is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood, performed Raas Leela - the cosmic dance with his beloved, Radha and the gopis and defeated the demons. From beautiful temples and mysterious gardens, this land exudes a spiritual aura. Here are some glimpses of this holy land.

    1. Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir, one of the ISKCON temples in India

    Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir

    2. Govardhan Temple where monkeys grab your spectacles and return them, in exchange of fruit juices

    Govardhan Temple

    3. Prem Mandir: the Temple of Divine Love, Vrindavan

    Prem Mandir

    4. Nidhiban - where the weird shape of the trees resemble dancing poses of Raas Leela


    5. A trip to Mathura is incomplete without savouring tea in a kullad

    Tea in Kullad

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    6. Temple near Kusum Sarovar displaying ancient architecture

    Temple near Kusum Sarovar

    How to reach here

    By flight: Agra Airport or Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi